8 budget hotels in the center of Paris
According to experts, Paris hotels of class 2 * and 3 * over the past six years have risen by a third. The British edition of the Telegraph offers its ten top-rated hotels, where no more than £ 120 must be paid for a double room per day.
It should be borne in mind that in French hotels, breakfast, as a rule, is not included in the price of the room. Its value at the hotel is about £ 10.
1. Arts £ 66
The hotel “Arts” is located in Montmartre and is decorated in the appropriate style, right up to a huge picture on the front of the building. At the entrance to the hotel you will be greeted by a local dog, a Labrador named Caramel. The walls of the hall, living room, basement breakfast room, bedrooms and corridors are decorated with works of artists of Montmartre.
Bathrooms are tiled mosaic. The cheapest room for £ 66 is decorated rather gloomy, there is no view from its windows. The rooms overlooking the city are more expensive: for example, the rooms 41 and 42 for £ 93 have a balcony with a magnificent panorama of Paris. The hotel has 50 rooms.
2. Grandes Ecoles £ 76
“Higher Schools” is a complex of small hotels in the same area: three buildings of the nineteenth century are fenced off from the noise of the Latin quarter by a fence and a garden. Flowers – a symbol and highlight of the hotel. The garden has been planted with phloxes for several decades. Flowers are placed in the bedrooms, and at the request of the guest, breakfast is served in the garden, also among the flowers.
The hotel is very popular, especially among Americans, so if you decide to stay in it, then you should take care of booking a room in advance. This can be done through the website of “High Schools”. The hotel has 51 rooms.
3. Mayet £ 83
Hotel so-called “budget” design. The walls in the bedrooms are decorated with bright graffiti, the rooms are furnished with furniture from “Ikea”, and small metal cabinets-bedside tables serve as bedside tables. There is little light in the rooms facing the courtyard. Those facing the street are much lighter, especially on the fifth floor in rooms with narrow balconies. Breakfast is served on the common multi-colored table in the vaulted basement.
The location of the Mayet Hotel is beneficial for tourists: on a quiet street two minutes walk from the metro station, 15 minutes from Saint-Germain. The hotel has 23 rooms.
4. Valadon £ 83
Given the price, the hotel’s bedrooms cannot be called small. Rooms are simply decorated in black and white. The most expensive is number 51, which overlooks the Eiffel Tower. Two rooms at the back of the building are combined into family apartments. Quite interestingly decorated breakfast room. By the way, the owner himself, Victor Orsini, makes jams that are served to guests for tea.
And very close, on Claire Street, there is a grocery market, so if you can’t afford restaurants, you can always buy food there. The hotel has only 12 rooms.
5. Amour £ 83
“Amur” – hotels for adults only. It was created as a competitor to another, more expensive Paris hotel “Jimmy”. Opened in May 2006 on the famous Pigalle Street, the hotel contains only 20 rooms, but they are all unusual. The interior varies from purple curtains in the bathroom to bicycles as décor. The design element of the hotel is erotic art and photography. Some rooms are decorated by famous artists in France.
Breakfast can be received both in the room and in the large gallery overlooking the streets of Paris. The hotel has 20 rooms; breakfast costs £ 7.
6. Nicolo £ 87
Hotel “Nikolo” settled in the building of the early XX century, while successfully fenced off from the bustle of the city. It is located in a decent area near the Eiffel Tower, mostly built up with buildings of the XVI century, where it is quiet at night, and during the day there are many shops and boutiques.
For rooms for such a small price, the rooms are too large windows. For example, if it were a hotel somewhere in Saint-Germain, you would have to pay twice as much for the same room. Each bedroom has a bed with a carved Indonesian headboard with images of wild animals and birds. Most often, Persian carpets and antiques are used in the interior. The hotel has 28 rooms.
7. Danube £ 91
Hotel “Danube” – a typical representative of the district of Saint-Germain. Private mansion built in 1870, it consists of two buildings, united by a small pretty patio patio. Furnished with antiques, gilt mirrors and other rarities, bedrooms costing up to 120 pounds look luxurious.
Standard rooms, priced from 91 pounds, are furnished with bamboo furniture and look more modest. True, there is also an element of “beautiful life” – marble bathrooms. The common areas are also lined with marble. The breakfast room is decorated with porcelain stucco. The hotel has 40 rooms.
8. Le Sainte-Beuve £ 97
For its price category “Saint-Bowe” is a very stylish hotel. Soft sofas, multi-colored flower compositions and objects of modern fine art.